It’s raining today but I’m thinking of food we used to serve at cookouts. This one is as simple as it gets. I expect everyone has a version of it. It’s a very pretty salad and contains no sugar which is a plus. It is a hit with kids and adults.
• 1 or more ripe peaches
• 2 or more ripe plums, try for a variety of colors
• 2 or more ripe apricots
• 1 small bunch of grapes, go for color
• 1 or more tangerines
• 2 ripe, but still firm, bananas
• Orange juice, fresh or concentrate, enough to coat all of the fruit
It improves with refrigeration and can be prepared the night before serving.
Peel the peaches. Wash the plums, apricots, and grapes. Cut the larger fruit into pieces. Pull the stems from the grapes. Try to get several types and colors of grapes. Peel the tangerines and separate into segments removing all the white. Peel the bananas and cut into slices just before adding the orange juice to the bowl of fruit. Pour enough orange juice over all of the fruit to coat each piece. It will keep the banana slices from turning dark.
Serve the salad at once or cover and refrigerate. Stir before serving. It is good for any meal and for snacks.
You can add apples and pears to this if you want. I never did because my kids liked it better without.
You can add some lemon juice with the orange juice.
A pretty touch is to add some fresh cherries.
If you don’t have enough fresh fruit or if you have more people to serve than you expected you can add a drained can of fruit.
It’s a good side to serve with quiche.